International Shipping Terminologies - Q


Quarantine: A restraint placed on an operation to protect the public against a health hazard. A ship may be quarantined so that it cannot leave a protected point. During that period, the Q flag is hoisted.

Quoin:
A wedge-shaped piece of timber used to secure barrels against movement.

Quota:
The quantity of goods that may be imported without restriction or additional duties or taxes.

 

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